Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the free ration scheme for 800 million people until the end of November and warned against avoiding in following distancing and other norms rules, asking respected authorities to with no careless activities implement fines as the country enters Unlock 2.0 from Wednesday. The timely imposition of a lockdown on March 25 had saved lives but avoiding protocols such as wearing masks and “do gaz doori” when Unlock 1.0 began June 1 had been a cause for worry, he said in a 16-minute address to the nation on Tuesday.
Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana will be extended for next five months
The PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana will be extended for next five months to benefit and help the poor. The scheme was first to run for three months when it was started in April. . “It has been decided to extend the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana up to Diwali and Chhath Puja, till November-end,” he said.
In a move to strengthen food security for the poor impacted by a Covid-induced economic status, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended the scheme to provide five kg foodgrains and one kg of pulses for free to 80 crore beneficiaries for next five months.which we also mentioned above.
National broadcast addressing nation
During a national broadcast addressing nation, Modi sir said the five-month extension will cost around Rs 90,000 crore, taking the overall cost to Rs 1.5 lakh crore. Poor families are allowed entitled to 5 kg grains every month under the National Food Security Programme and the government is topping up the entitlement with a said quantity, with pulses thrown in, at no charge. The other elements of the PM Garib Kalyan Yojana, however, ended on Tuesday.
Today, if the government is able to supply free ration to the needy and poor, then tribute for it goes to two categories. First One — hard working farmers of our country and Second, honest taxpayers of our country. It is your hard work and allegiance, due to which the nation is able to do it. You have filled the stocks of the nation, therefore, there is food in the kitchen of poor and workers. You paid the tax honestly, you fulfilled your duty. That is why the poor of the country is successfully coping with such a big crisis,” Modi said.
Summing up with a request to follow what our saver said – PM Modi said that as the country gradually unlocks people are showing callousness towards social distancing norms. He urged everyone to observe all the safety precautions with utmost care.